A Thousand Possibilities.



Every form of art is another way of seeing the world. Another perspective, another window. And science –that’s the most spectacular window of all. You can see the entire universe from there.” 





Title: A Thousand Pieces of You
Author: Claudia Gray
Pulished by: Harper Collins on 7th October 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
Setting: London, Russia, etc.
Format: Paperback, 360 pages
My Copy Source: Gifted




Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.

Everyday meets Cloud Atlas? I haven't read these two but damn, they're doing a good job in luring people to read a book by making a book baby out of two great novels.

I've read 2 books in a row that is both a clash of two great novels and got a rating of 5 roses for me. That is insane! Not that I have read the two books previously mentioned but I have heard enough about them and I was quite a bit happy that I haven't read those so as not to raise any expectations I have on this one like what happened with All the Bright Places. Not that it affected any judgement with ATBP, which still deserved the 5 roses, though it did not certainly top both the book parents of this so-called book baby.

Wow, another book that could level Divergent and Hunger Games, what with the world that Claudia Gray built for us is absolutely astonishing and breath taking. I would definitely want to leap into another dimension to see how I was doing in that world. Cool.

This is actually my first encounter with the idea of a parallel universe. Yes, I've been hearing this word around but I haven't really gotten to look deeper into it and I never knew what it meant until I meet this book. When I read the synopsis, I actually got it mixed up with time traveling,and I found out eventually that they are two entirely different thing.

Time traveling for me, is still a confusing idea. I've read half of The Time Traveler's Wife and I still get confused with all the mixed up time and just, it's still kind of unclear to me that I have to reread some stuff just to clear up my confusion, but with A Thousand Pieces of you, the idea of parallel universe is very well explained in a way that is easy to understand. Some are still confusing but I got around it and picked up with the whole parallel universe thing and it got me thinking as to whether it actually exists. I mean, wow, a thousand possibilities where I can be on a different route or pursuing different achievements and they're endless. It's a really enticing idea to think of yourself to be in the path that you did not choose in this lifetime. How cool is that, right?

I am actually one of those people who always wants to predict a story's ending and I have this trait that I never believe in everything that is presented to me at every story's beginning because I believe that in every novel, there  is always something to be revealed in the end... So I never believe in everything I read in the beginning and I actually got my prediction right except for one thing that of course, I am  not going to reveal because I don't do spoilers. So there are two major twists here and I only guessed one.

As you have already read in the synopsis above, Marguerite leaps through different dimensions to catch Paul Markov, the suspect for her father's murder. If I remember right, she and Theo, another of Marguerite's parents' protege, leaped through 4 dimensions, London, Russia, the one similar to her home dimension, and then to the place where there's more water than land (I forgot their exact place). My favorite of all four of them is Russia not because it's my dream destination, but because that dimension is romance filled and I am a sucker for romance. It made me fall in love with MARKOV! Oh, my gosh! Yep, I have a new boyfriend! *swooon*

This is actually a story of a love square. Take note of that, not a love triangle, a love square and if you read the book, you'll find out why. ;) This is another novel to totally be in love with, a series that you'll actually anticipate and characters that will really stick to readers. I love it, I love it, I love it and you should definitely read it! Once you start,you can never put down this book and you will finish it within 24 hours. I can't wait until November, I need to read the next one. Ugh, November is too far away and I got a glimpse of the next book cover at epicreads blog and wow, I just can't, ugh *speechless*

I'm going to share it with you guys if you haven't seen it yet.
 Cover Reveal: TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU by Claudia Gray
Source: epicreads
About TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU:
Marguerite Caine has done the impossible, traveling to alternate dimensions with the Firebird—the brilliant invention of her parents, her boyfriend, Paul, and their friend Theo. But she has also caught the attention of enemies willing to kidnap, blackmail, and even kill to use the Firebird for themselves.

When Paul’s soul is splintered into four pieces—pieces that are trapped within Pauls in other dimensions—Marguerite will do anything, and travel anywhere, to save him. But the price of his safe return is steep. If she doesn’t sabotage her parents in multiple universes, Paul will be lost forever.

Unwilling to sacrifice her family, Marguerite enlists the brilliant Theo to help. The two forge a plan to save Paul and the Firebird, but succeeding means outsmarting a genius and risking not only their lives but also the lives of their counterparts in every other dimension.

Their mission takes them to the most dangerous universes yet: a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and a glittering Paris where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each leap brings Marguerite closer to saving Paul—but her journey reveals dark truths that lead her to doubt the one constant she’s found between the worlds: their love for each other.

Is this the real life? :O Paris! San Francisco! Oh yeah, something to get you hyped up. I'm so excited for November. *o*

2 comments:

  1. 1) I love your blog's layout, Nickole! Just, perf.
    2) I still haven't read A Thousand Pieces of You despite repeated prodding by my friends. Ack, I really need to get to it! And you loved it too and it's described as Everyday meets Orphan Black as well and ORPHAN BLACK MY LIFE. Great review, Nickole! I can feel how much you enjoyed and loved it!
    3) The sequel's coming out on my birthday so I have to get on this stat!

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    1. Wee, thanks Dianne. It means a lot coming from you :)
      And yeah, your friends are right to prod you because you MUST read it!!!!! Omg, is it Orphan Black? One goodreads synopsis actually wrote Cloud Atlas but well, you still have yo read it and I am super excited for the sequel!!!

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